For buyers in the market to purchase or build in the western Johnson County suburbs of Lenexa and Shawnee, Rodrock Homes’ Gleason Glen and Hills of Forest Creek offer distinctive homes, home sites and amenities.
Katie and Tim Filliman were attracted to Gleason Glen’s off-the-beaten path location in Lenexa, the city park located within the community and easy access to K-7. The couple moved into their new home in early June and quickly settled into the friendly neighborhood.
“We haven’t missed a weekend at the pool, enjoy dinners with our next-door neighbors and love walking our two dogs around the park,” said Katie Filliman. “Our floor plan, The Madison, beautifully accommodates our lifestyle and style – it’s open with a seamless flow and has large windows and a formal dining room for entertaining family and friends.”
Although the Filliman’s don’t have children yet, Gleason Glen’s proximity to the acclaimed De Soto Unified School District – ranked as number two of the top 10 high-performing school districts in the Kansas City metro by the Kansas City Business Journal – appealed to them.
After living in Shawnee’s Hills of Forest Creek’s original phase for more than nine years, Marc and Karen Porter decided to sell and build The Sonoma, a reverse-style featuring a main level master suite, with Rodrock.
“Our expectations were exceeded in working with Rodrock Homes,” said Marc Porter, whose new home was completed in February. “True professionals guided us through the process, and our home represents excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail.”
The family appreciates Hills of Forest Creek’s new community pool and the community’s convenient location to shopping, dining and entertainment. The community boasts a mix of homesites and scenic walking trails and top-notch schools are around the corner on Clear Creek Parkway.
“We couldn’t be happier with our decision,” Porter said. “This is a great place to raise a family, and we look forward to enjoying our home when the last of our three children are gone, too.”
With prices ranging from $350,000 to $450,000, the two communities have cul-de-sac, walkout and daylight homesites from which to choose. Gleason Glen has an inventory of homes available for immediate purchase; both communities have homes available with 45- to 90-day move-in schedules.
“Rodrock has a reputation of building homes where style meets function in communities with excellent highway access,” said Judy Zimmerman, Gleason Glen community manager and ReeceNichols real estate agent. “Homes and homesites are selling fast in this desirable community.”
Hills of Forest Creek offers homes built by Rodrock and other respected area builders.
“There are few communities in the area where you can choose from such a terrific array of homes,” said Hills of Forest Creek community manager and ReeceNichols real estate agent Rob Lacio. “Rodrock and builders such as Bickimer Homes, R.L. Hoelting Homes and Roeser Homes are committed to building outstanding residences with integrity.”
Gleason Glen. Gleason Glen personifies Rodrock’s homegrown philosophy of putting people first and creating homes with lasting value. According to Zimmerman, a familiar sense of community attracts a diverse group of homebuyers.
“Gleason Glen feels like something you grew up in,” she said. “Combine affordable pricing, striking models with lovely décor, Rodrock’s unwavering design standards, community assets like our park and proximity to excellent schools and you have a hidden jewel.”
Available for immediate purchase are three former model homes with designer upgrades in a cul-de-sac, including The Irving ($399,950), The Destin ($360,000) and The Aspen ($420,000). Other available inventory includes The Dillon ($430,000) and The Madison (in foundation stage, $344,000). There are several homes available to make custom selections, including paint, stain, tile, carpet and granite: The Irving ($385,000) and The Aspen Reverse 1.5 ($399,950).
Hills of Forest Creek. Located between Johnson Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway just west of Woodland Drive, Hills of Forest Creek is centrally located to major highways and has a unique outdoor feature.
“Our signature Rodrock homes showcase the latest trends, but we also have a bonus amenity: intra-community access to Clear Creek Trail linking homeowners directly to one the city's longest and most scenic trails, the 17-mile Mill Creek Streamway Trail,” said community manager and ReeceNichols agent Dorothy Mask. “We’re also a short distance from Shawnee Mission Park.”
Hills of Forest Creek features homesites to fit every buyer’s needs: walkouts, daylights, cul-de-sac lots and many backing to green space.
“Homesites move fast,” Lacio said. “Only 42 remain from the 60 opened this spring and only six walkouts are available. New homes are under construction and several are poised to begin. Buyers are welcome to bring their own builder.”
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Lenexa: Gleason Glen
Olathe: Cedar Creek – The Crossings at South Glen
Overland Park: Colton, Chapel Hill, Summerwood, Summerwood Estates, Terrybrook Farms (A Julian-Rodrock Homes Community), Wyngate
Shawnee: Hills of Forest Creek, Ridgestone Meadows
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